Albury, Explore Australia Publishing

Population 43784

The twin towns of Albury–Wodonga are 7 kilometres apart on opposite sides of the Murray River, which is also the New South Wales–Victoria border. Originally inhabited by Aboriginal people, the Albury area was 'discovered' in 1824 by explorers Hume and Hovell, who carved their comments into the trunks of two trees. Hume's tree was destroyed by fire, but Hovell's still stands today in Hovell Tree Park.

Visitor Information

Cnr Young St and Railway Pl; 1300 252 879

Nearby national parks

Nearby towns

  • Wodonga

    Wodonga and its twin town, Albury (in New South Wales), sit astride the Murray River. There are many attractions around the Murray and...more

  • Yackandandah

    Yackandandah, with its avenues of English trees and traditional buildings, is so rich with history that the entire town is National...more

  • Tallangatta

    When the old town of Tallangatta was going to be submerged in 1956 after the level of the Hume Weir was raised, the residents simply moved...more

In Town

Library Museum Exhibits include a display on one of Australia's largest postwar migrant centres, which existed at nearby Bonegilla. Cnr Kiewa and Swift sts; (02) 6023 8333.

Botanical Gardens: array of native and exotic plants and signposted rainforest and heritage walks; Cnr Wodonga Pl and Dean St.

The Parklands: comprises Hovell Tree, Noreuil and Australia parks. Enjoy riverside walks, swimming, kiosk and picnic areas; Wodonga Pl.

Monument Hill: spectacular views of town and alps; Dean St.

Regional Art Centre: extensive Russell Drysdale collection; Dean St; (02) 6023 8187.

Wonga Wetlands: rehabilitated wetland along the Murray River, home to the black cormorant; Riverina Hwy.


Lake Hume: watersports, camping and spectacular dam wall; 14 km E.

Hume Weir Trout Farm: handfeeding and fishing for rainbow trout; Lake Hume; 14 km E.

Jindera Pioneer Museum: originally a German settlement featuring a general store, a slab hut and a wattle and daub cottage; 14 km NW.

Albury–Wodonga Trail System:

walking trails in the footsteps of Hume and Hovell; maps available from visitor centre.

Hume and Hovell Walking Track: 23-day, 440 km trek from Albury to Yass. For a kit, including maps, contact Department of Lands, Sydney; (02) 6937 2700.

Fishing spots near town

Lake Hume 14 km

Albury–Wodonga is ideal for anyone seeking a variety of freshwater fishing. The list of fish species on offer reads like a Who’s Who of southern Australian freshwater fish. It includes Murray cod,... Find out more

Lower Mitta Mitta 52 km

Wodonga-based fly-fishing guide Scott McPherson accompanied me on one trip on the lower Mitta Mitta. We were wading a stretch of river near Eskdale early in the morning. I recommend not only waders for this activity, but... Find out more

Eco-friendly activities around town

Wine-tasting - Rutherglen region 42 km

The Rutherglen region in the far north of the state is renowned particularly for its fortified ports and muscats, perfect for a winter’s night. There are no organically certified wineries in the area, although... Find out more

Cafes & restaurants around town

Green Zebra

This funky green zebra-striped and chocolate-brown haven is bursting with classic cafe fare. Choose the French toast with fresh seasonal fruit (changes daily) for breakfast, or all day on Sundays. For lunch you might... Find out more

Soden's Hotel

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Nearby breweries

Bridge Road Brewers 38 km

Ben Kraus originally trained as a winemaker but his head was turned in the direction of craft brewing during a stint working in Western Australia’s Margaret River region. The cluster of microbreweries in this... Find out more

Campsites around town

Richardsons Bend camping area 18 km

Take Kings Rd off the Old Barnawartha Rd to reach Richardsons Bend, which lies a few kilometres north-west of Barnawartha North. Note: like many of the tracks leading to sites beside the Murray River, this route is... Find out more

Doolans Bend camping area 24 km

Doolans Bend is one of many twists and turns in the Murray River to the immediate north-west of Barnawartha North. Fishing, canoeing and swimming tend to make up the daily agenda here, with long breaks between activities... Find out more

Stanley Forest camping areas 32 km

Numerous camping areas have been cleared alongside Yackandandah Creek – access is off Yack Gate Rd and Number One Rd. Make sure your chosen campsite is at least 20 m away from the creek or any other watercourse.... Find out more

Cottontree camping area 35 km

This lovely camping area is west of the town of Granya, down Webbs La. Take the short walk from here to the seasonal Granya Falls, which passes by a Scout hut built in the 1930s. A tad more challenging is the 6 km... Find out more

Gooramadda State Forest (Police Paddocks) camping area 39 km

The Police Paddocks are so named because police horses used to have a rest in the vicinity in the late 19th century. Nowadays it’s campers who put themselves out to pasture here to take a break from heavy activity.... Find out more

Reedy Creek camping area 39 km

In the southern section of the national park, several bush-camping sites are scattered alongside Reedy Creek, which winds from near Woolshed Falls to the fancifully named Eldorado gold dredge. To get here, take the road... Find out more

Shaws Flat camping area 41 km

This camping spot is only 7 km north of Rutherglen, forcing visitors to choose between another swim or more fishing, and a trip to a local winery for a glass of fine wine and a long lunch – tough decisions must be... Find out more

Samuel Bollard camping area (walk-in camping) 42 km

Samuel Bollard was one of Hovell’s servants. This is a walk-in only campsite on the Hume and Hovell Walking Track. Set amid eucalypts, it is 12 km south-east of Woomargama and 28 km west of Tin Mines campsite.... Find out more

Granthams Bend camping area 46 km

From Lake Moodemere, the Murray River doglegs north past Corowa before taking another turn to the east. It’s up this way, 5 km north-east of Wahgunyah, that you’ll find Granthams Bend. There are walks along... Find out more

Kurrajongs camping area 47 km

The Kurrajongs is located up near Lake Hume at the peaceful northern edge of the park, and is accessed via Murray River Rd. Hikers will love the 7 km Flaggy Creek Gorge Walking Track that traverses this area. It first... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Albury Central Tourist Park 1 km

This centrally located park is about 2 km from the city centre in a quiet, off-highway location. It has good facilities including a tennis court. This is a basic park, but a good base for exploring the greater Albury... Find out more

Albury Citygate Holiday Park 5 km

Easily accessible from the Hume Highway and located on the northern fringe of greater Albury, this is an ideal park for an overnight stop or longer. Pets allowed in own caravan or motorhome.... Find out more

Big4 Borderland Holiday Park 7 km

The park is on the western edge of town in a quiet off-highway location. It has good facilities and is our choice of parks in the town area.... Find out more

Lake Hume Tourist Park 11 km

On the shores of Lake Hume and 14 km from Albury, this park makes an ideal holiday base. It features a store, with a good takeaway-food selection. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies... Find out more

Ball Park Caravan Park 48 km

This is a large council-owned park, close to the centre of town. It is a popular holiday destination and bookings are required in peak periods; a minimum-length stay applies at Christmas, Easter and long weekends. Pets... Find out more

Corowa Caravan Park 50 km

The park is 2 km east of town with frontage to the Murray River. It is the closest park to the popular golf course. Large and shady, this park is great for a weekend or a longer break. Bookings are required in peak... Find out more

Holbrook Motor Village 52 km

In an ideal position, this comfortable tidy park caters for travellers on the Hume Highway. It is convenient for an overnight stop or a longer stay. Pets are allowed at the manager’s discretion.... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Rydges Albury

In recent years, this central accommodation has had a major refurbishment of its 140 studio rooms. The pick are the 22 executive suites on the top seventh floor, with views over the city. These have queen-size beds with... Find out more

Quest Albury

These smart new serviced apartments are the latest accommodation in the area. Centrally located, the complex comprises 104 apartments ranging from studios to one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Appealing to both the... Find out more

Table Top Mountain

Table Top Mountain offers wonderful bushland accommodation on 1000 hectares of privately owned property, about 30 kilometres north of Albury. Although the homestead is no longer open to guests, there are still two... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Chiltern rest area 26 km

29km SW of Wodonga (L)

Secluded among the trees just off the freeway. For southbound only.

Browns Plains rest area 26 km

18km E of Rutherglen (L) or 26km W of Wodonga (R)

Just off the highway among some large trees.

Ironbark rest area 27 km

38km NE of Wangaratta (L)

Just off the freeway under shady trees. For northbound only.

Howlong rest area 29 km

T/O 16km E of Rutherglen (L) or 28km W of Wodonga (R)

Overlooking a river 7km north of the highway on the road to Howlong.

Mullengandra rest area 30 km

40km NE of Albury (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees. For northbound only.

Police Paddocks camping area 39 km

T/O 2km E of Rutherglen (L) or 42km W of Wodonga (R)

Large area 10km (partly unsealed) north of the highway via Gooramadda and Police Paddock rds. Located on the banks of Murphys Creek in Gooramadda State Forest.

Woomargama Rest Area 40 km

Middle of town

Small area adjacent to the highway. Good facilities.

Burgoigee Creek rest area 53 km

29km SE of Wangaratta (L) or 17km NW of Myrtleford (R)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

What's on around town

Rotary Community Market: check with visitor centre for location; Sun. Opera in the Alps: Jan. Albury Wodonga Dragon Boat Regatta: Gateway Lakes, Lincoln Causeway; Feb. Chryslers on the Murray: Gateway Lakes, Lincoln Causeway; Mar. 

Albury Gold Cup Racing Carnival: Mar/Apr.

The Beatles Festival: May. Applause Festival: Dean St and QEII Sq; Oct.

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